U.S. Immigration & International
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Results-Focused Immigration Strategies

Since its inception, Morales & O’Connor, PLLC has focused on developing unique results-focused immigration strategies for individuals, corporations, and professionals. Whether you’re facing deportation or simply need to obtain work authorization in one of the many countries that we service, we will provide a service that is both personal and responsive.

IT Industry Talent and Business-Based Immigration Solutions

Morales & O’Connor, PLLC has more than fifteen years of experience with developing business-based immigration strategies for highly-skilled workers in the Information Technology Industry. Whether your company is a start-up or an industry giant, our team identifies your talent needs and works with your timeline to ensure that the required skills are in the right place at the right time.

Offshore Visa Solutions for the Oil & Gas Industry

Morales & O’Connor, PLLC provides a full range of offshore immigration services for the oil & gas and related industries. Our attorneys have successfully advised clients on obtaining Coast Guard Exemptions from the Citizenship Manning Requirements of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). We have also guided workers through the complex Consular application processes for B-1 OCS visas, and C-1/D visas.

Removal and Deportation Defense

Our Removal and Deportation Defense team is led by a former ICE prosecutor and fights for the rights of all of our clients. Our representation is based on the belief that immigrants and their families are people that matter and contribute to our society.

Family-Based Immigration

Family reunification has been a fundamental public policy of the U.S. immigration system since its inception. Morales & O’Connor, PLLC will fight to preserve your rights and to keep your family together.

Global Migration

In the age of globalization, the ability to efficiently move talent to where it is needed is a competitive advantage. When the international transfer of personnel is part of your strategic business plan, Morales & O’Connor, PLLC can help.

We Provide:

Business-Based Immigration services to companies transferring employees or recruiting talent from abroad who recognize that legal services can give them a competitive advantage in the global war for talent.

Family-Based U.S. Immigration services to individuals seeking to obtain a lawful status through the sponsorship of a family member, such as a spouse, parent, or child. Our services include visitor, student, and permanent resident statuses.

Morales & O'Connor, PLLC is an internationally recognized law firm known for providing unique, results-focused immigration solutions for corporations, small businesses, hospitals, school districts, universities, and individual clients.  Our goal is to make the immigration process predictable and as easy as possible.  Many of our clients come to us after bad experiences with other firms and cite the following as their reasons:


Our expertise includes business and family-based matters, as well as deportation defense and global migration.  Our professionals are experienced and hail from some of the largest immigration practices in the world.  The breadth of our experience ensures that every possible immigration solution is considered.


Our professionals are sought-after speakers and authors who are regularly invited to speak and teach other attorneys about the immigration process.  Our clients hail from all industries, including energy, oil & gas, information technology, healthcare, banking and finance, entertainment, hospitality, and agriculture.


Despite significant declines in government approval rates, our firm maintains a higher than normal success rate.  We have successfully argued and won on some of the most complex and novel immigration issues for persons seeking permanent residence, H-1B and L-1 visas, asylum, and fighting deportation.


We maintain a proprietary case management system and grant secured access to our clients so that they have the latest information about their cases.  Clients can initiate matters, upload documents, print reports, and track case progress through our firm and with government agencies.


We were named the Family-Based Immigration Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International Magazine; received an Offshore Excellence Award; Named “Preferred Counsel” for Immigration Matters by LegalZoom every year since 2012; Superb Rating by Avvo.com every year since 2011; Highest Rating by Lead Counsel Review Board every year since 2013; Law QA Verified since 2014; and named a 2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Award winner.


Our Services Include:

Global Immigration Solutions to corporations that need to place employees in countries around the world. Our services include work permits and residence for most countries, including, but not limited to Angola, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

Removal / Deportation Defense to persons who have been placed in removal / deportation proceedings. Our services include bond redeterminations, representation before the immigration court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.